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Topic: Is it possible to tighten up a bra band that is stretched?  (Read 16863 times)
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« on: August 31, 2009 10:55:31 PM »

Okay, I'm poor. I admit it.

I also have extremely (and uncomfortably) large boobs.

I have found one bra in the past two years that I like the fit of, and I have two of them. They are the only bras I ever wear, ever, if I can help it. However, they are both getting all stretched out and loose in the band area.

Is there something I can do to fix this without completely taking the bra apart and making a new one? For reference, they are underwire with a slightly "padded" (meaning, thin molded foam) cup and fixed straps. I tried just shortening the band by folding a bit of it over, sewing it down against the rest of the band, and wearing it, but that part was thicker and pushed too hard against my skin, and ended up giving me a friction rash.

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« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2009 09:10:54 AM »

Here is some information about how you could make the band smaller. For the more comfortable way, you will have to remove some of the elastic and sew it back on.
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2009 07:58:43 AM »

Thank you for posting this question. I have the same problem.
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« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2009 11:02:20 AM »

You could take off the old elastic and put some new elastic on. You could use the clear elastic from the store and just lingerie stitch it on. You could even put it on the outside of the bra if you were worried about pinching your skin.

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« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2009 01:16:23 PM »

I have tightened mine up once I lost weight, but once the elastic is shot I think that it needs to be replaced. I understand the giant uncomfortable rack, I'm a 34 F to a G. I found my best defense against bra stretch out is to save up and every few months buy a new one from one of my high end company's. I spend from $50 to $80 a bra depending on what I want it to do, but here is the best part. The elastic stays strong as hell for well over 2 years for me! And believe me, my bras get a workout! Shocked  Then if I loose weight I take the elastic in, but otherwise these are the best, strongest bras I have ever worn. It just sucks because they have turned me into a bra snob, Victoria's secret, Frederick's...total crap material, sizing, arrrrg!



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« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2009 03:51:41 PM »

Freya bras turned me into a bra snob too. I make my own bras now and that is quite cheap compared to buying bras and I have more choice in style and fabric.
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2012 02:42:32 PM »

Yes there is a simple way!
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